News Releases

Honolulu Ranks First in the Nation for Solar InstallationPosted on April 14, 2014 in NewsSolar Panels
On a per-capita basis, Honolulu is the leading solar city in the nation according to the Shining Cities: At the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution report by Environment America Research and Policy Center.
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DBEDT Launches Online Tax Credit Research Activity (TCRA) SurveyPosted on March 14, 2014 in NewsTax Credit Research Activity Survey
The Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism (DBEDT) has launched the online Tax Credit Research Activity (TCRA) Survey (DBEDT Form 346) at dbedt.hawaii.gov.
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State Forecasts Continued Economic Growth in 2014Posted on February 25, 2014 in Newsqser-blue
In its first quarter 2014 economic forecast and report, the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) said it expects continued economic growth in 2014 and each year through 2017.
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DBEDT Releases Current Study on Hawaii’s Construction IndustryPosted on February 20, 2014 in Newsbuilding crane
The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s (DBEDT) Research and Economic Analysis Division (READ) today released a comprehensive economic report on the Construction Industry in Hawaii.
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State Closes $10 Million Investment Fund Based in MauiPosted on January 22, 2014 in NewsHawaii Strategic Development Corp.
The State's Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation (HSDC), an agency that promotes economic development through an innovative public-private partnership investment program, announced the closing of a $10 million investment fund, mbloom Fund I.
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Newly Approved Hu Honua Biomass Power Purchase Agreement Aligned with State’s Renewable Energy GoalsPosted on December 23, 2013 in News
The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s (DBEDT) State Energy Office commends the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission’s (PUC) approval of the Hu Honua 21.5 MW biomass power purchase agreement on Hawaii Island.
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State Airports Energy Project to Continue Hawaii’s Efficiency MomentumPosted on December 18, 2013 in News
Under the leadership of Gov. Neil Abercrombie, the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism’s (DBEDT) State Energy Office is providing technical assistance and guidance for the Department of Transportation’s newly announced energy efficiency program.
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State More Optimistic on Economic Growth in 2014Posted on December 4, 2013 in Newsqser-blue
In its fourth quarter 2013 economic report, the Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) forecasts a higher economic growth rate for 2014 even while lowering the 2013 growth rate mainly due to slowing tourism activity in recent months.
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State Energy Office Honored in Two Categories at 2013 Hawaii Technology Excellence AwardsPosted on November 22, 2013 in News
At the inaugural 2013 Hawaii Technology Excellence Awards held on Thursday, the Hawaii State Energy Office took top honors for two of its innovative online programs. These online tools are part of the State Energy Office's suite of self-help applications available at energy.hawaii.gov.
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2013 Hawaii VC Summit and Startup Paradise Demo DayPosted on November 20, 2013 in News2013 Hawaii VC Summit
The state's Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation (HSDC) and Sultan Ventures will be hosting the 4th Annual Hawaii VC Summit to discuss "Startup Paradise," Hawaii's entrepreneurial "high growth" community that is a cornerstone of our innovation ecosystem.
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